Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine
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Osborne House on the Isle of Wight was home to British monarch Queen Victoria, her husband Prince Albert and their 9 children.
The estate (now managed by English Heritage) has its own private beach where the Queen regularly bathed and her children learned to swim.
The wooden bathing machine ran down a ramp into the sea. This is the original machine, though it has been restored.
Date: 31st October 2012.